Your journey will start from the Metro Materdei stop: it is one of the so-called "MetroArte" stations, which have made the stations of the Naples metro line the most beautiful in Europe!
You will start along the road that leads you to one of the most fascinating and mysterious places in Naples: the Cemetery of the Fontanelle. The large amount of human remains and skulls will leave you surprised, but the story will speak to you about love and welcoming: this place was born as mass grave to all corpses that could not find worthy burial, and was then one of the places where the worship of the souls of Purgatory in Naples was practiced.
You will continue towards the Basilica of Santa Maria alla Sanità: this large complex was built above the Catacombs of St. Gaudioso, and welcomes you with its immense splendor! The pulpit with its double ramp on one side surrounds the crypt and on the other leads to the upper presbytery: it is truly a unicum in European architecture.
Another very important element in this Basilica is the statue of St. Vincent Ferrer: patron of the district, it is one of the most miraculous saints in Naples!
After this journey into the spirituality, you will move to its most famous mansions: Sanfelice Palace and Spagnuolo Palace, jewels of late Baroque architecture, and your guide will show you the birthing house of an illustrious Neapolitan citizen, namely Prince Antonio de Curtis... Aka Toto!
Crossing the Borgo Vergini, where you can meet a typical Neapolitan market, we will conclude our tour in Porta San Gennaro: it is one of the oldest accesses of the city, dedicated to its most famous Patron.
We will always be surrounded by wonderful works of street art, decorating the facades of the palaces, and the noisy and colorful life of this wonderful and authentic district of Naples!
MetroArte Materdei: one of the spectacular artistic underground stops
Fontanelle cemetery: a unique and fascinating places, that hides one of the most ancient and overheard worship in town
Basilica of Santa Maria alla Sanità: the main church of the district; the altar is upper that floor beacuse there are San Gaudioso Catacombs on the lower floor; here you find the miracolous statue of San Vincenzo Ferrer, the patron of this district
The House of Totò: one of the most popular comedians ever was born here!
Sanfelice Palace: projected by the architect Ferdinando Sanfelice, is an example of his art
Palace of Spagnuolo: its iconic stairs are the very example of the civil neapolitan baroque
Borgo Vergini: the heart of the district, it houses a daily food market
San Gennaro Gate: one of the ancient entrances to the town, dedicated to our Patron Saint
Guided tour by a professional Art historian and licensed tour guide
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